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Growing Pot Roses Indoor

Growing Miniature Roses means getting your watering techniques right. Soak the plant until water runs out the bottom of the saucer. Use lukewarm water. Now wait. Every day put your finger on the soil surface and see if your finger comes away dry or damp. If damp – do nothing. Do not water if the soil is still damp, it doesn't matter how long this is between watering’s. If the soil is damp, the plant doesn't require any more water.

Note that more plants are killed from overwatering than under watering.

If your finger comes away dry, then water and soak the plant until water runs out the bottom of the pot. Use lukewarm water – then see above. Repeat this – water if dry to touch, walk away if finger is dampish.

You can feed it a balanced formula house plant liquid fertilizer if you intend to keep the plant; this will encourage it to grow and keep the blooms happy. Most of these plants are fed with long-term fertilizers in the greenhouse that will keep them happy while they are blooming in your home. After that of course, all bets are off.

Put this plant in the sunniest south facing window you have. If not south, then go west. If not west, then go east with it. But the sunniest windowsill in the place gets the rose.
Roses will do well on patios where they get exposure form the sun.

What do I do with it once it is finished blooming? This depends on whether you have an outdoors garden or a balcony/deck with full sunlight. The plant will thrive quite nicely outdoors and potted into a larger container, it will grow and produce another crop of flowers in the full sunshine of a deck. But if you have neither outdoor garden, full sunshine or grow lights indoors, move the roses on to the patio so that they are exposed to the sun. This will encourage blooms to form.

It needs full sunshine to produce blossoms. So you grow it as a green plant (and maybe hope for a sporadic bloom), you buy grow-lights or you toss or give it away to somebody who can grow it on.